Start Weight:(26 Sep 15) 300.0 lb
Current Weight:(06 Feb 16) 254.8 lb
Goal Weight:160.0 lb
following: Slow Carb Diet
performance: losing 1.6 lb a week

I've been trying to lose weight my whole life, it seems. Now I have 2 kids and am at the heaviest I have ever been. I have frequent aches and pains in my back and feet. I have only recently attributed them to my weight. I had my husband take pictures of me as per The 4 Hour Body recommendation, and I was disgusted by what I saw. I had not looked at myself in this way ever. Those pictures are now on my fridge, as a deterrent against bad behavior and so that hopefully I can look back and see how far I have come.
It was those pictures that really woke me up. I have to do something. Chad Fowler is quoted in the book as saying "Stop wishing and start doing." That sentence reached me. Because doing nothing but wallow in self loathing is getting me nowhere. I HAVE to do something.
I have a tentative weight goal of 160 pounds, which is still considered overweight for my height. But I am more interested in feeling comfortable in my own skin. For the first time.

IG - 2fitinbedwithme

{Update 01.29.16}
I have established a few goals/rewards!
Get into first date shirt - party like it's my birthday!
Halfway to my goal - 230 lbs - mini shopping spree
Goal - 160 lbs - Madonna and Child tattoo

{Update 01.07.16}
》300 lbs - starting weight (October 5, 2015)

》270 lbs - a loss of 10% of my starting weight (December 31, 2015)

》Orange! - 262.4 lbs (January 16, 2016)

》260 lbs - 100 lbs to go (January 23, 2016)

245.4 lbs - last recorded weight before wedding/pregnancy - March 8, 2014

240 lbs - a loss of 20% of my starting weight

234 lbs - lowest recorded weight - March 4, 2013

230 lbs - halfway to goal weight, 70 lbs to go

210 lbs - a loss of 30% of my starting weight, 50 lbs to go

199 lbs - onederland, 39 lbs to go

196 lbs - appx BMI of 29.8, officially not obese

185 lbs - 25 lbs to go

180 lbs - a loss of 40% of my starting weight

164 lbs - a BMI of 24.9, a healthy weight for my height

160 lbs - goal weight

FatSecret member since: 08 Aug 12

AmberLaine's Weight History

AmberLaine's Latest Member Challenges

  Easter 2016
status: In Progress
currently: Week 6 of 12
end date: Friday 25 Mar 16
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status: Completed
ended: 01 Jul 13
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AmberLaine's Cookbook

cals: 128kcal | fat: 6.86g | carbs: 0.25g | prot: 15.13g
"Breaded" Chicken Shake & Bake
The chicken is much tender than prepared the traditional "breaded" way.
cals: 152kcal | fat: 2.08g | carbs: 25.00g | prot: 10.16g
Indian Dhal (Lentils)
Healthy and delicious Indian inspired dhal.
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Custom recipes - any program to calculate calories out there?
You can make a recipe in your cookbook here on FS. You put in all the ingredients and the servings and it measures it out for you. It takes some time, but it's worth it for recipes you eat frequently.
posted 26 Dec 2015, 11:19
I fell like I can't stop eating!
I have never been good at getting motivated from others. Usually I cannot get going until I am ready. You should look inside yourself for your motivation. For instance, my daughter is mine. I want to be healthy for her, but I also want her to be healthy. I can't ensure that by eating crap foods and sitting around all day, because she will in turn learn that from me. Also, once you get over that initial hump and start losing, and getting healthy, that motivates too. I actually get excited for Monday mornings now, because that is the day I weigh in.

DRINK WATER! If you are unable to stop with just one portion, make only one portion. If this is not possible. Serve your portion and put the rest away immediately. Another thing to try would be those individually wrapped snacks. You might be less inclined to get more when you realize you have to open another package.
Try walking at the Mall. It gives you something else to do besides just walking, but you are still getting exercise. And park farther away, because even that little bit helps. As you get more motivated, you will find the energy and drive to do more, like walking at the park, or to the store, maybe even getting to the gym!
Hope this helps..
posted 14 Feb 2013, 10:15
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06 February 2016

Totally surprised! My calories have been low, and I've been working out. My muscles have been so sore and rigid, I was positive I'd gain. So, this is ...
on diet Slow Carb Diet   losing 1.6 lb a week

05 February 2016

So I've done Cize four times now, and after 2 of them I became lightheaded. Both were days that I had less than ideal calories. I do not monitor every ...
on diet Slow Carb Diet   

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